A man’s journey took an unexpected turn when Delta Air Lines offered him a whopping $2,000 to give up his flight home. Convinced that his flight was doomed for cancellation anyway, he took the cash. However, his fiancée is now furious, insisting that he should have chosen her over the money. Here’s what unfolded:
They Offered Him $2,000
The Original Poster (OP) was supposed to be flying home to his fiancé. However, Delta offered him a whopping $2,000 to miss the flight (a common situation when airlines overbook flights). OP could spend the money anywhere, and they’d even provide him with a hotel for the night. It seemed like a no-brainer…
The Flight Got Canceled
The cherry on top for OP was that he didn’t think the flight would leave anyway. For one reason or another, he had a hunch it was going to be canceled. And guess what – he was right. Luckily, OP had taken the money already…
OP Got Lucky
OP’s quick thinking left him with $2,000 and a free hotel stay, which he wouldn’t have had if he didn’t accept Delta’s offer. Indeed, if he’d committed to the flight and tried to go home, he would have been left with nothing. However, his decision didn’t come without consequences…
His Fiancé Was Livid
Unfortunately for OP, his fiancé disagreed with his decision. She was angry that he “chose the money over coming home.” But he doesn’t see the problem – especially when the flight was canceled. Furthermore, he’d even tried to contact her to check…
OP Had Tried Calling
OP had actively tried to ask his fiancé before taking Delta’s money. He called and texted her but got no reply. With time against him, he had no choice but to make a solo decision. His fiancé still wasn’t happy, though…
His Fiancée Blamed Her Mental Health
She told OP that because of her “semi-depressed state” he should never have justified the decision to stay away for another night, calling it “crazy” that he did so.
In other words, OP’s fiancé was angry that he didn’t fly home, even though he couldn’t. What’s worse, OP felt like she hadn’t explained how bad her mental health was. Maybe he would have acted differently if he’d known. But was he in the wrong here?
What Did Reddit Think?
OP turned to Reddit for a second opinion. He wanted to know if he was wrong for taking the $2,000 and a hotel stay from Delta. Or was his girlfriend being unreasonable?
OP Wasn’t In The Wrong
The overwhelming response from Reddit was that he had nothing to apologize for. Most users thought he was right to take the money, while others blamed the fiancé for not answering her phone. One comment said, “Unless you missed something important, take the money.” Another Redditor wrote, “When she didn’t answer the call or text to provide her opinion, you made a financially sound decision by yourself.”
Others Would Have Done The Same
Many Redditors said they would do exactly the same thing in OP’s shoes. Some even explained how they actively encourage their partners to take offers like this. One commented, “I always encourage my spouse to take the bump,” while another even said it would make her “feel better” if her husband took the offer.
She’s Using Emotional Manipulation
Some readers took things a step further, accusing OP’s fiancée of “emotional manipulation.” One user commented, saying she obviously “wants [OP] to feel sad too.”
What Do You Think?
Now you’ve heard OP’s story, what are your thoughts? Did he do the right thing by taking the money? Or should he have prioritized getting home to his Fiancée? Would you have accepted Delta’s offer? Drop a comment with your thoughts.
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